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Michael Crawley

Michael Crawley
Dr Michael Crawley
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow
5.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK
+44(0)131 511633
Research Interests
Anthropology of Ethiopia, Youth, Embodiment and the anthropology of the body, Anthropology of Sport

I am an ESRC Postdoctoral Research fellow in Social Anthropology. My doctoral research  involved a long-term ethnographic study of long-distance running in Ethiopia, and I am currently writing a book on the subject for Bloomsbury. I am interested in how a culturally-inflected awareness of the energetic quality of human existence can give rise to distinctive modes of relating to oneself and others. Alongside my academic work I have also written on the subject for the Guardian (